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Top 10 Cities for Recent College Graduates

Ready to enter the 'real world'? These cities have the most appeal

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#5: San Jose

San Jose — the 10th-largest city in the U.S. — landed the silver spot on the list of happiest cities for young professionals. However, because of its high price tag, it barely squeezed into our top five.

The cost of living in San Jose is 68% higher than the national average — second only to NYC and nearby Sunnyville, Calif. But it also comes with the highest entry-level salary: a sweet $51,000 per year.

Unemployment of 7.9% isn’t exactly optimal, and San Jose also is below average when it comes to our other personal life factors. Still, its young professionals are happy.

Plus, San Jose is the largest city in Silicon Valley, making it the perfect destination for tech-loving entrepreneurs looking to create the next Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) or Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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